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Why We Put So much Focus On Warm-up, Cool-downs and the Brain

Posted: August 21, 2020

Released from Harvard Medical School today!

Not that this is something new to us, but nice to see Choi Kwang Do, the Martial Art we teach and specialise in at the Cassar Academy is right on point and ahead of the game.

How long ago was this common knowledge to us? Grand Master Choi the Founder of CKD is decades ahead of mainstream thinking.

Cassar Academy Covid Protocols to Keep Everyone Safe While Visiting and Training.

Posted: August 09, 2020

3 Critical Numbers Everyone Must Know for Healthy Eating… But Most Don’t.

Posted: August 28, 2019

“Watch what you put into your body” or “You are what you eat” are popular saying everyone has heard.  The challenge is that most of the undesirable ingredients that will pull you off track from your fitness goals can not be seen.  Everyone has also heard that you are supposed to read labels; most though, are unaware of what the numbers mean. 

Here is a simple rule of thumb you can use immediately to ensure you are only putting into your body what will give you the short term physicality and long term health you desire. Commit to choosing labeled foods that contain 15 grams of sugar or less, 200mg or less of salt and foods that have less than 25% of calories coming from fat.  If all you do is recreate your food shopping selections for the year based on finding foods and brands that meat this criteria, you will have taking a major step forward in your overall health and fitness goals. 

If you are a parent, take the time to train your children about the 3 numbers.  Next time you are asked in the grocery store, “Can we get this” you can simply reply with, “I don’t know does it meet the guidelines?”  The good news is most of the food children crave have high sugar, fat and salt content.  So in most cases as you educate them about the guidelines that the food must meet even to be considered for purchase they will naturally stop asking and start reading.  When it comes to nutrition knowing what to read is as important as knowing how to read.

6 Tips for Keeping the Summer Body You Want

Posted: February 11, 2018

Where are you now? Understanding where you are now is important in measuring forward progress.  Some common measurements are waist size, weight, body composition cardio or strength maximums.  Pick a couple of the measurements that make the most sense to you and check in with yourself every week.  By simply keeping your eye on those numbers that matter to you, you are more likely to make positive progress.    

Front load your calories It’s not just what you eat, it’s also when you eat it.  Two people eating the same diet one front loading their calorie consumption to the earlier part of the day will have a better result than those who eat late at night.   As I am sure you have heard, “ breakfast is the most important meal of the day” Make an effort to limit if not eliminate food consumption after 7:00PM.  What a difference it will make in your body.

Humility is the First Principle of Choi Kwang Do

Posted: February 11, 2018

Pil Seung everyone,

Training with us in the Martial Arts is not about just learning how to punch and kick or fight and inflict injury on others but about learning how to defend ourselves and our loved ones in real life situations as well as becoming a better person by following principles and having good role models around us.

So over the next few weeks, I thought it would be nice to share with you some of the values and principles we teach and talk about at the Cassar Academy of Choi Kwang Do that helps us to achieve this.

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